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Ford gains on Honda in hybrid sales race

Automotive News reports on a Ford's hybrid sales.

Automotive News

Automotive News

DETROIT -- Ford Motor Co. is gaining on Honda Motor Co. for the No. 2 spot among hybrid vehicle sellers in the United States. Toyota Motor Corp. leads all automakers by a wide margin, selling more than all rivals combined.

Ford sold 26,016 hybrid vehicles during the first nine months of 2009, up 73 percent from the year-earlier period, according to the company. Honda sold 29,958 hybrids, up 8 percent. For details, see

Separately, Toyota's 2010 Prius leads the industry in fuel economy at 48 mpg highway/51 mpg city, while Ford boasts four vehicles on a U.S. government list of the most efficient models, Reuters reported.

(Source: Automotive News)